1976 Bevel Drive 860 GT NCR Café Replica Special
Slab-sided and so very 70’s, this is a pretty trick bike. It sports a one-piece tank and tail-section from NCR, and the bike looks like a vintage racetrack refugee, excepting the headlights and turn signals.
Never heard of NCR? Well you’ve seen an NCR bike before. Take a look at the top of this page: the masthead bike is the IOM Ducati raced by Mike Hailwood and developed by NCR.
Founded in 1967 in the western suburbs of Bologna the company has built Ducati-based specials for many years and has been very active in all levels of racing. These days, they also make significantly lightened [?!] Ducati Desmosedicis, hyper-exotic, carbon and titanium confections for the well-heeled enthusiast. But don’t fret: if you’re not able to pony up the if-you-have-to-ask you might need for a carbon-framed M16, you can browse their catalog of titanium and carbon jewelry made for more pedestrian Ducatis.
Take a look here for the original eBay listing: 1976 Bevel Drive 860 GT NCR Café Replica Special
The ad lists a bunch of the significant updates and modifications to the original 860GT on which this bike is based:
- REBUILT 32MM DELLORTO PHM CARBS
- RARE ONE PIECE NCR TANK/SEAT BODYWORK (CASWELD SEALED)
- NCR FAIRING KIT
- SS FRONT & REAR FENDERS
- CAMPAGNOLO WHEELS
- REBUILT BRAKE SYSTEM (MASTERS & CALIPERS)
- DISC BRAKE CONVERSION SWINGARM & REAR WHEEL (DARMAH)
- CUSTOM REAR SETS
- CONTI MUFFLERS OLDER ORIGINAL (SOME DAMAGE)
- JOD DUPLO HEADLAMP (SS 750)
- SEALED CASES
- NEW AVON TIRES & TUBES
- NEW CABLES
- EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD
- CHARGING SYSTEM WORK PERFECTLY
The seller also helpfully includes a clip of it running:
There are six full days left on the auction as of this writing with no bidding activity and I really have no idea how high this will go. It’s a custom project and not at all original, but is well put together and includes some very rare and valuable parts.